54-year-old man arrested for raping 12-year-old girl in Ogun State
A 54-year-old man, Niyi Omowodun, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed the incident in Abeokuta saying the suspect who resides in Ejigun-Agbede, Itele Ota was arrested following a report by the girl’s father at Itele Divisional Police headquarters.
“While he was at his working place, he received a call from one of his neighbours that her daughter had been sexually abused by the suspect and that the said neighbour caught the man in the act,” Oyeyemi said per Vanguard.
“Upon the report, the DPO of Itele Division, CSP Monday Unuigbe detailed his detectives to go after the man and he was subsequently arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect who claimed to be a pastor at Helmet of Life international church confessed to having unlawful carnal knowledge of the little girl.
“He stated further that he lured the girl into an uncompleted building in the area when the girl was going on an errand.
“When asked about his spouse, the suspect explained that he has separated with his wife since 2016.”
The Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.